There’s just noth­ing here for the lo­cal com­mu­nity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Mur­ray Spooner

As election day looms ever closer, res­i­dents of the Cam­bus­lang East ward have called on coun­cil­lors to ad­dress their con­cerns.

Many peo­ple within Half­way and the sur­round­ing ar­eas would like con­crete plans for a new sec­ondary school and ques­tioned the lack of fa­cil­i­ties for young peo­ple.

An­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour is a re­cur­ring prob­lem ac­cord­ing to res­i­dents while at­tract­ing pass­ing trade to the area re­mains an item which sits high on their agenda.

Anne Good­win, 70, from Half­way, said:“Ob­vi­ously we are not happy about the houses be­ing built at Gilbertfield.

“Half­way is bad for the doc­tors and den­tists, I think there is only one doctor in Half­way and it’s re­ally busy.

“The schools are over­run but there doesn’t seem to be much done about it.

“The an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour is a con­cern and the dog dirt too. They just let their dogs do their busi­ness on the street up on Lightburn Road and the kids parks are cov­ered in it. They need more war­dens out be­cause kids are step­ping in it.”

Lawrence Hendry, 65, of Langcroft Drive, wanted the area at Glen Street to be cleaned up.

He said:“We’ve con­tacted the coun­cil but we’ve had next to no re­sponse.

“It’s an eye­sore and there’s young peo­ple drink­ing there ev­ery night. The fence is fall­ing down and no­body is do­ing any­thing about it. This is some­thing I’d like them to look into.”

Sheena McCallum from Drum­sagard said: “Coun­cil­lors should try and at­tract peo­ple to the town. There’s noth­ing here for peo­ple in Half­way or Cam­bus­lang.”

She added:“The youths are stand­ing right out­side the shops when you are go­ing to get your bits and bobs. It puts you off go­ing in.”

Fran­cis Trainer from Half­way, said:“I’d like them to change a lot.

“The [coun­cil] houses should be bet­ter on the in­side.

“There should be more ameni­ties in Half­way. There’s three pubs and about a dozen places to get a bite to eat.

“They should be do­ing more to en­cour­age busi­ness here and boost employment for the area.”

A child­min­der from Half­way, who did not wish to be named, said:“We don’t have enough nurs­ery schools. There’s also talk of build­ing more homes here but there’s no talk of a sec­ondary school. We badly need one.”

When we asked Damien Cur­ley, owner of W&J Cur­ley butch­ers, what he would like coun­cil­lors to tackle, he said:“The lack of park­ing. There is not a lot and they are send­ing up the war­dens. That would bring more pass­ing trade through.”

An­other Half­way res­i­dent said:“I’d just like them to keep it clean and tidy. Keep the bins tidy and just reg­u­lar main­te­nance of the main street.”

Noth­ing to do Sheena McCallum

Eye­sore Lawrence Hendry

Park­ing Damien Cur­ley

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